Larry L. Allen, age 80, of Crystal Lake passed away on Wednesday August 18, 2021, in McHenry, Illinois. He was born on August 22, 1940, in West Frankfort, Illinois to Marion and Helen (Tranthan) Allen. He married the love of his life Dianne vonWerder on September 7, 1963. They raised two daughters and spent a wonderful 57 years together.
Larry served his county in the United States Army for two years. He then went on to become a flight dispatcher for United Airlines. He worked for United Airlines for 39 years, retiring to start his greatest journey yet, “grandpa’s taxi”, in 2000. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, with one of his favorite pastimes being watching his grandsons play baseball and bowling as well as catching a baseball game played by the Zion Lutheran Church Zephyrs. He was a loving father, grandfather and a devoted husband and caregiver to Dianne.
Larry is survived by his loving wife Dianne; daughters Julie (Jeff) Richison and Debbie (David) Meehan; grandchildren Jacob Richison, Michael (Molly) Meehan, Nathan (Shelby Francis) Meehan, Sean (Shelly Svoboda) Meehan; great grandchildren Lillian, Ruthie, and Makena; one brother Jim (Carol) Allen as well as many other cherished friends and loved ones.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Marion and Helen (Tranthan) Allen and one brother Darrell Allen.
Visitation will be at the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL on Tuesday August 24, 2021, from 4-7pm. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, 4206 W. Elm Street, McHenry IL, from 11-12 with a Funeral Service to begin at 12:00 pm. A graveside service will follow at Woodland Cemetery in McHenry IL.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks that a donation be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or to the family towards the Larry Allen Memorial Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For information, please call the Funeral Home at 815.385.2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Larry on his tribute wall.